Date(s) - 27/03/2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
An interactive workshop to explore use of technical maths language that will enhance talk
Children learn to reason mathematically when accessing the primary national curriculum. They need to develop maths talk in order to be able to both conjecture and generalise about mathematical relationships, and this hands-on workshop will explore use of technical maths language to make children’s the talk as succinct as possible.
Suitable for Maths Subject Leaders, Primary Teachers, Primary Teaching Assistants
About Nathan Crook
Prior to becoming a maths consultant, Nathan taught children in Years 1-6 across three Oxfordshire primary schools, including those in both urban and rural settings. He therefore understands the nature of teaching mixed-age classes. During this time, he qualified as a Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST). It consequently led to him becoming part of the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s ‘small schools making an impact’ programme.
Driven by his passion for helping to ensure that all children access mathematics learning to the full, Nathan has more recently worked both in-person and remotely as an NCETM accredited independent maths consultant to support schools across the country in delivering high quality teaching and learning. As well as providing training, he has continued to work alongside classes and groups of children, as well as their teachers and support staff, to explore how they learn best.
Nathan also believes in the power of mentoring and coaching, around which he has refined his skills whilst working to complete the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) programme. He now provides leadership training to support schools with growing capacity, and is able to connect advice given with the latest Ofsted agenda.
In addition to his day job, Nathan is an active member of the National Association of Mathematics Advisers (NAMA), which develops his understanding about the national mathematics landscape. He has previously sat on the Executive of the mathematics association until the summer of 2022.
Nathan currently works with a number of organisations, Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), individual schools and Maths Hubs across the country. As part of his work with Maths Hubs, he networks as a Local Leader of Maths Education (LLME).”
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